There is a moment in a man’s life
when he realizes deep down in his gut
his groin, his gait
he’ll never experience much
that life has to offer.
TV, news, radio, magazines, books, atlases, photos
airplanes, buses, the brain, our imagination
can’t take us there or anywhere
near the sum of experience.
There’s a time in your life
when sadness soaks all and
awareness becomes a chore given
there’s so much you’ll never have or know
in this big candy story.
And the only recourse once you do feel
once you do know this,
the only action, the only response
is to give up
sit down in your garden, enjoy the day’s sun
’cause you ain’t going anywhere important
in this short time you’ve got.
Enjoy your slice and
give up the guilt of not owning
the whole damn chair of stores.